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Normal price for Commodore's?

Post by Sir Savant » Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:34 pm

What is the going price for a Commodore 128 and Comodore Amiga 500. Both are boxed, in relatively good condition with I think all accessories.

Also, can I hook either of these up to a modern pc monitor? And use windows formatted floppies on the Amiga?

And what is the price for about 20 commodore 64/128 floppy disks (random games and crap)? Be honest, just interested. When I see a consensus, I will say how much I paid.
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Post by Skynet » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:34 am

windows formatted floppies on the Amiga?
And what is the price for about 20 commodore 64/128 floppy disks
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I dunno about US prices, but I've seen them go for a lot more than I'd wanna pay. My gf said some salvation army or some crap store had an amiga with monitor going for $20. I was extremely pissed off when I went down there and it was no longer there I can tell you. eBay generally has them ending at atleast $100AU though.
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Post by Iced Coffee man » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:02 am

I'll give you $10 for the lot
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Post by az_bont » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:09 am

Very few Amigas could be connected to VGA monitors, and the ones that could were very late models (A4000). The proper Amiga monitors were just regular CRT televisions with RGB SCART inputs.

There were programmes available that let you read regular IBM PC floppy disks, but on their own, Amigas could only read their own disk format. You can use the same disks, but they'll have to be re-formatted first.

I've thrown away an Amiga A500+ and an Amiga 600, both fully functional, because nobody wants them any more. Outside of the UK and Germany, which are the only two countries they sold well in, their rarity might warrant a higher price.
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Post by Chaniyth » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:23 am

Commodore 128 = about $15 ~ $20 for just the system + all hook ups and PSU. With Floppy + Monitor, around $45. (Generally C128's sell for $10 without any hook ups, or anything)

Amiga 500 = Around $15 or so for the system, and with hookups + PSU around $25.

Since they have their boxes, probably a wee bit more.

The games... around maybe $20 for the whole lot.

** Prices are in USD **

As for floppies.

If I remember correctly, you can only "read" Windows formatted Floppies on the Amiga 500, by passing a special mount command from the command line. In order to write, you have to format the disc to be Amiga native, which Windows won't be able to see anymore. Also since all modern day 3.5" floppies have the read/write tab, and an addition hole on the left, put a peice of tape over the left hole, in order for it to format correctly.
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Post by Hawq » Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:50 pm

az_bont wrote:I've thrown away an Amiga A500+ and an Amiga 600, both fully functional, because nobody wants them any more.
That line makes me sad, as an Amiga owner of course
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Post by Chaniyth » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:57 pm

Hawq wrote:
az_bont wrote:I've thrown away an Amiga A500+ and an Amiga 600, both fully functional, because nobody wants them any more.
That line makes me sad, as an Amiga owner of course
I whole heartedly agree with you Hawq...

az_bont next time ship them to me, i'll gladly pay postage from UK to US for just about anything Amiga related.
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Post by Sir Savant » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:55 pm

4.99 for each. 0.99 for the games. That was what I paid.

I might sell the commodore since it has no drive I can use, but still waiting to see if I can snag a floppy drive for it.
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Post by Chaniyth » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:58 pm

Savant, it'll work with any 1541 / 1541-II, or any 1571 Floppy Drives. It will also work with any CMD 3.5" floppy drives and any CMD SCSI HD units as well.

Check out http://store.cmdrkey.com Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Yes, If you're a devoted C= enthusiast.
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Post by SuperMegatron » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:39 am

Does anyone here have the amiga one?
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Post by az_bont » Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:56 pm

Invizix wrote:
Hawq wrote:
az_bont wrote:I've thrown away an Amiga A500+ and an Amiga 600, both fully functional, because nobody wants them any more.
That line makes me sad, as an Amiga owner of course
I whole heartedly agree with you Hawq...

az_bont next time ship them to me, i'll gladly pay postage from UK to US for just about anything Amiga related.
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Post by Pyrite » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:27 am

A few years ago I sold a Amiga 600, with: Sega Mega Drive pad, modern Amiga mouse, power supply and a monitor for 50 Euros plus shipping. I had to sell because I didn't have any free space in the house to store it.
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Post by Prophet][ » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:13 am

Skynet wrote: I dunno about US prices, but I've seen them go for a lot more than I'd wanna pay. My gf said some salvation army or some crap store had an amiga with monitor going for $20. I was extremely pissed off when I went down there and it was no longer there I can tell you. eBay generally has them ending at atleast $100AU though.
My dad came home from work one day and said he spend the day cleaning out old store rooms they found (this is a big building, its amazing what they find some times) and they found some old Commadores, Amiga's etc all in perfect order. So they threw them out thinking they were worthless. I was speachless, I then showed him how much we could have got for them on ebay and he was pissed.
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Post by Skynet » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:45 am

:o That makes me mad! :x

lol I still regret my dad selling our amiga back in the day. I loved the games on it :(
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Post by Sir Savant » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:45 am

I may put it up on ebay soon (ukess someone here wants them) so I can start to get another laptop.
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Post by Chaniyth » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:30 pm

What condition is the A500 in physically, and how about the box?
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Post by Sir Savant » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:58 pm

The box is okay, perhaps a little bulged (it has a modem, and floppy as well as a jooystick and mouse/pad in there too) with some damage around the edges (expected, especially considering it's age). Physically, it is in good condition, although I have not been able to test it (don't think it has a cable to connect to a tv and I have no monitor for it). Other then that, it is a little discolored, but less than a nintendo might be. It has a little bit of dirt that I have started to clean off, and the buttons seem to function. I guess I would rate it in good-very good condition, but I have nothing to compare it too.

Heavy as a bitch though, so shipping would be a lot to most anywhere.
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Post by MKE » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:41 pm

how much do you want for the c64 discs. shipped in the us
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Post by Sir Savant » Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:25 pm

How much you want to pay? :twisted:

Seriously though, around 20 shipped. Hey, I got them on the cheap. I was just checking to see what you guys would think of price.
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Post by MKE » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:58 pm

well, it depends how many c64 discs you have, the 128's are useless to me...as i only have an old c64 and nothing to use with it...
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